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Do You Have a Gender-Based Pay Gap? If So, You'll Have Some Explaining to Do

When it comes to the pay gap between men and women, I am a skeptic. Well, wait a minute. Let me try that again. I'm not skeptical about the existence of the pay gap. I'd be a fool to deny all that cold, hard reality. I just don't think it's usually a result of sex discrimination. Nearly...

Pay Gap? Yes. Discrimination? Rarely.

Last spring I had the honor of talking about equal pay legislation with Stephanie Thomas on her podcast The Proactive Employer . My counterpart and the star of the show was Lilly Ledbetter. Yes. That Lilly Ledbetter. Lilly Ledbetter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Lilly Ledbetter who...

OK, the Pay Gap is Mostly Bogus -- But What about the Rest of It?

My earlier post on why the "gender pay gap" is mostly bogus generated a great discussion in the comment box. In the hopes of keeping it going, this week I'd like to talk about some of the discrimination or quasi-discrimination issues we do occasionally find. That nasty remaining...